Takoma Park Police

April 9, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Takoma Park Police: Off Duty Officer was Acting as Civilian When He Shot and Killed Two Men

David Hall Dixon was a civilian, and not acting in his role as a Pentagon Force Protection Agency police officer, when he allegedly shot and killed two men, according to Takoma Park Police Chief Antonio DeVaul. “He was a civilian who acted as a civilian” and had no law enforcement powers in Maryland, DeVaul said […]

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April 9, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Pentagon Police Officer Charged in Fatal Shooting in Takoma Park

The off-duty Pentagon Force Protection Agency Police Officer who was involved in the fatal shooting of two men in Takoma Park April 7 was charged with two counts of second degree murder Friday morning. Besides second degree murder, David Hall Dixon, who lives in the 7300 block of New Hampshire Avenue in Takoma Park, was […]

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April 8, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich Disturbed by Takoma Park Shooting: ‘You Can’t Shoot People for Property Crimes’

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich said he is very disturbed and concerned about Wednesday’s shooting in Takoma Park, in which police say an off-duty Pentagon Force Protection Agency officer shot and killed two people he said he saw trying to break into a car. Takoma Park Police identified the deceased as Dominique Williams, 32, of […]

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April 8, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Victims Identified in Wednesday’s Police-Involved Shooting in Takoma Park

Takoma Park Police identified the two suspects who were killed during an incident involving an off-duty Pentagon Protection Force Agency police officer. They are Dominique Williams, 32, of the 7600 block of Allendale Circle in Hyattsville; and James Lionel Johnson, 38, of the 3300 block of Princess Stephanie Court in District Heights. On the morning […]

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April 5, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Takoma Park Police Collecting Expired, Unused Prescription Medicines

Takoma Park Police Department will collect expired and unused prescription medicine as part of the Drug Enforcement Administration Nationwide Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on April 24. Drugs can be dropped off at the police department, located at 7500 Maple Avenue, in the first floor lobby. It will be open 24 hours a day, seven days […]

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March 25, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Takoma Police Investigating Assault with a Machete

Takoma Park Police are investigating a first degree assault that took place Wednesday at 10:30 p.m. at the 1300 block of University Boulevard. According to police, an altercation began outside and across the street from Walgreens before it escalated and moved inside the drugstore. Three subjects who were described as Hispanic were involved, and one […]

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March 5, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Policía de Takoma Park: Casi 200 Robos de Artículos de Vehículos en los Últimos 9 Meses

Entre el 1 de mayo de 2020 y el 13 de febrero de 2021, se reportaron 190 robos de vehículos en la ciudad de Takoma Park, informó el jefe de policía Antonio DeVaul. Se robaron carteras, dinero, tarjetas de crédito, teléfonos celulares, computadoras portátiles, maletas de gimnasia, lentes de sol, herramientas y otros artículos al […]

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March 5, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Takoma Park Police Report Almost 200 Thefts from Vehicles in Past 9 Months

Between May 1, 2020 and Feb. 13, 2021, there were 190 reported thefts from vehicles in the City of Takoma Park, Police Chief Antonio DeVaul reported. Purses, money, credit cards, cell phones, laptops, gym bags, sunglasses, tools and other items were stolen from inside the vehicles. According to DeVaul, in 24% of the incidents, forced […]

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March 1, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Takoma Police Report Strong-Arm Robbery at 7-Eleven

Takoma Park Police are investigating a strong-arm robbery at the 7-Eleven at 6900 New Hampshire Avenue that took place on Feb. 26. The subject walked into the convenience store, went behind the counter, stole property, shoved an employee and then fled on foot, according to police. The subject was described as Black, approximately 5-foot, 10-inches […]

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February 4, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Handgun Displayed During Robbery in Takoma Park

Takoma Park Police responded to a report of an armed robbery on Jan. 30 in the 7300 block of Hilton Avenue. According to police, at 4:10 p.m. the victim was standing in the front of his or her home when a gray Chevy pulled up and two young Black males got out of the vehicle, […]

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